• Pinellia tripartita
  • Pinellia tripartita
  • Pinellia tripartita
  • Pinellia tripartita
    Pinellia tripartita
    Pinellia tripartita
    Pinellia tripartita

Pinellia tripartita

Green Dragon, Voodoo Lily
Size: Flowering size bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Dramatic tropical-looking green spathes
  • Exotic foliage
  • Hardy in the UK
  • Shady woodland aspect
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Description

Pinellia tripartita, or Green Dragon, is a very easy-to-grow woodland Aroid from China, Japan and Korea with beautiful green spathes and tall upright spadices. It has distinctive three-lobed tripatite foliage with each leaflet having a wavy margin. Pinellia tripartita is perfect for cooler shady situations and an ideal Aroid for the UK and northern Europe. It is vigourous and very quick growing and soon forms a decent-sized clump, spreading both by its self-dividing tubers and by a liberal supply of seed which self-seed from the pale greenish-white berries in the autumn and appear as new plants the following spring.

The spathe is very exotic looking and although it appears very tropical it can be grown as far north as Scotland in the UK.

The genus is named after Giovanni Vincenzo Pinelli, the sixteenth century humanist, botanist and bibliophile who was a mentor to Galileo and influenced Galileo's understanding of optics.

Pinellia tripartita is a highly-rewarding plant and makes an ideal Aroid for both the experienced plantsperson or for someone just beginning to discover the joys of growing Aroids. There is also a form with purple spathes.

Additional Information

Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms Arisaema tripartitum, Atherurus tripartitus, Pinellia ternata var. viridis, Pinellia tripartita f. atropurpurea, Pinellia tripartita var. atropurpurea, Pinellia tripartita var. atropurpureum
Geographical Origin Japan, Korea and China
Cultivation Shady woodland aspect although in the UK it handles full sun well. Well-drained but slightly moist soil with plenty of humus
Eventual Height 40cm
Eventual Spread 60cm spreading into a handsome clump
Hardiness Hardy in the UK. Mulch with bark or leafmold

Pinellia tripartita

Green Dragon, Voodoo Lily
Size: Flowering size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£1.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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